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Leading Interdisciplinary Collaborations (LInC)

The Stanford Woods Institute is providing academic researchers the tools and perspectives to be effective agents of change through its Leading Interdisciplinary Collaborations (LInC) program.

LInC helps early- and mid-career faculty cross traditional boundaries, and collaborate with other researchers as well as networks of stakeholders on complex sustainability challenges. The program steeps early- and mid-career faculty in collective leadership , an approach that inverts traditional academic norms of one-way knowledge sharing.

Through a 3-day cohort retreat and recurring meetings, LInCcreates an environment that allows fellows to :

  • Deepen awareness of individual leadership style, identify areas for growth and development and create sustaining practices.
  • Learn how to engage a group of people, and think together by asking questions and initiating dialogue.
  • Use a framework and tools to diagnose and design systems that inspire innovative, creative and collaborative research projects.
  • Create a personal development plan to practice leadership tools, and use them in a range of collaborations.

For more information about the program, read our fact sheet or contact LInC Director Margaret Krebs at mkrebs [at] stanford.edu.

Read about our 2018 launch and cohort of fellows .

Learn more about Collective Leadership in The Art and Science of Collaboration .